AquaBusiness Archive

Biofloc technology to reduce risk of diseases and enhance nutrition in shrimp farms

Farmed shrimps is an important foreign exchange earner. The Philippines is the 6th largest producer of shrimps with annual production of about 50,000 metric tons (mt). However, outbreak of diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Hypodermic Haematopoetic Infectious Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV), and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) has slumped the [&hellip

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Rearing Yellow-Tail Catfish in a Floating Net Cage

Rearing Yellow-Tail Catfish in a Floating Net Cage The rearing of yellow-tail catfish (Pangasius pangasius) is a technology best suited to small- and medium-scale farmers. Advantages of the Technology This method of fish production gives farmers a new source of income, and supplies protein to the farm family. Only a small cash investment is needed. [&hellip

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Tikod Amo: An Instant Hit among Seafood Enthusiasts

A seafood delicacy is now becoming an instant hit, not only among the locals who live in the coastal communities of Surigao del Sur, but also to those who have heard and tasted the delicious and tasty Tikod Amo. Tikod Amo is the name given to an endemic oyster species by the people living in [&hellip

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Harnessing S&T for a sustainable and competitive sea cucumber industry

Sea cucumbers are high-value marine invertebrates that used to abound in the country’s coastal waters. They are well-known as food and are highly recognized for their ecological and pharmaceutical values. There are about 200 sea cucumber species in the country, which include 40 high-value species. High value species of sea cucumbers: A. Holothuria fuscogilva (teatfish), [&hellip

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Culture of Surigao oyster species can enable Philippines to export oyster to China, Korea

The culture of a Surigao oyster species, Tikod Amo, is seen to boost Philippines’ 15,000-20,000 metric ton (MT) yearly oyster production which has prospective export markets in China and South Korea. The Surigao Del Sur State University (SDSSU) and the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) have been working on the culture technology of Tikod Amo [&hellip

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Cost-effective method in detecting shrimp diseases developed

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) developed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) based detection of shrimp pathogens, particularly the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and Vibrio spp. The LAMP is a practical alternative to the conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and standard microbiological techniques which require equipment that are expensive. The technology is funded by [&hellip

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Sea urchins’ grow-out culture worthy of investment

Notwithstanding its globular, spiny appearance, sea urchins (Tripneustes gratilla) have proven to be a lucrative shellfish industry worldwide. However, the high economic value of sea urchins prompted its depletion due to over-exploitation. With this concern, the Bureau of Agriculture Research (BAR) included in the 7th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition, a featured [&hellip

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Proper Fish Feeding Management

To further reduce the cost of feeds in the grow-out culture operation of any kind of fish, proper feeding management should be practiced. It should be remembered that excess feeds pollute the rearing water easily and waste money. Most feed companies recommend a feeding regime based on the arbitrary weight of the fish at a [&hellip

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Juan Algae, a Microalgal Paste, is a Cost-effective Feed for Milkfish Hatcheries

Juan Algae, a microalgae paste developed by the University of the Philippines Visayas College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (UPV-CFOS) and the UPV Museum of Natural Sciences, is a cost-effective feed for milkfish hatcheries. The innovation addresses the challenge of aquaculture operators during microalgae culture, particularly relating to adverse weather conditions. Microalgae paste is produced [&hellip

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Protein Enriched Copra Meal (PECM) as Feed Protein for Tilapia, Milkfish, and Shrimp aquaculture

Primarily used as animal feed, copra meal is an important feed resource in the Philippines. In 2014, the Philippines produced about 750,000 metric tons of copra meal as coconut by-product. About 60% of this was locally utilized mainly as animal feed. Like soybean meal, copra meal is technically classified as a plant-based protein feed ingredient [&hellip

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